WCA Waste Corporation Stock Downgraded (WCAA)
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Commercial Services & Supplies industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 241.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.32 million to -$1.87 million.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, WCA WASTE CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The gross profit margin for WCA WASTE CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 26.80%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -2.60% trails that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $7.17 million or 11.03% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, WCA WASTE CORP has marginally lower results.
- Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, WCAA's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.16, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.
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